North Carolina’s Republican legislators have considered changes to how judges are chosen, the size of courts, their districts, the length of their terms, the partisan nature of judicial races, and the number of judges.
The Reverend Billy Graham made his presence felt in the South - including during the civil rights movement when he befriended Martin Luther King Jr - and in North Carolina, where he helped Richard Nixon and Bob Scott.
Judges ruled the congressional maps North Carolina has been using this decade are unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. But whatever the courts decide, the congressional game in North Carolina is so rigged that no self-respecting bookie would take any action on it.
Every time there is a major economic expansion, it seems, we get into an argument about who or what should get credit: Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, the Republican legislature, the tax cuts, the taxpayer incentives and so forth.